Importing songs

Band In A Box song files

JJazzLab can import .SG* or .MG* song files.

Only the following Band-In-A-Box data are used to generate the corresponding JJazzLab song :

  • song structure: chorus start, chorus end, number of chorus, tag after, tag start, tag end, 2 bar ending

  • chord symbols: name, position (including optional push settings), rest/hold/shot settings

  • song settings: allow push/rest in first/middle/last chorus.

The song import feature is not 100% reliable, but most of the files should be OK.

By default imported songs will be in 4/4. If you know that the imported song is in 3/4, then when import is done just select the initial time signature and use righ-click menu Set time signature to fix the time signature.

musicXML files

JJazzLab can import musicXML (.xml) or compressed musicXML (.mxl).

The import is limited to the time signatures and chord symbols.

Impro-Visor leadsheet files

JJazzLab can import Impro-Visor (.ls) leadsheet files.

The import is limited to the time signatures and chord symbols.